Where was Walt Whitman born?
Long Island, New York
When did he have his first job?
What was his first job?
What kind of education does Walt Whitman have?
attended Grammar school
From 1841-1859 Walt's career was in what field?
He used his position to speak out about what types of reforms?
socia, economic, political
the 1st edition published in 1855
Leaves of Grass
What did Leaves of Grass celebrate?
Democracy, nature, love and friendship
One of America's most significant poets of the 1800's
How many total editions of Leaves of Grass were published?
How many poems were in the first edition of Leaves of Grass?
Why was Leaves of Grass not widely accepted?
openness regarding sex, rough working man
I find it the most extraordinary piece of _____ and _____
wit and wisdom
I find incomparable things said ___________________
incomparably well, as they should be
I greet you _________________________
at the beginning of a great career, which yet must have had a long foreground somewhere, for such a start
From what town did Emerson write his letter to Whitman?
Why did Whitman move to Washington DC during the Civil War?
To care for his brother who had been wounded in the war
How long did Whitman stay in Washington DC?
Why was Whitman fired from the department of the Interior?
the secretary found out he was the author of Leaves of Grass, which he found offensive
In 1870 Whitman ended up staying where after he had a stroke while visiting his mother?
Camden, New Jersey
What year was Leaves of Grass officially published?
What did the publication of Leaves of Grass allow Whitman to do?
Buy a house in Camden
In what cemetery is Whitman buried?